The first signs of aging will appear in the area around your eyes so all those late nights, caffeine, smoking, and rubbing the soft skin on that area isn’t helping your case at all. The best that you can do really is to put a stop to all these things and then start on the path towards hydrating properly.
- Use an eye cream. Purchase the all-natural and all-organic kind that will actually perform wonders on the area around your eyes in terms of firming and healing instead of simply masking or plumping the lines. There is an abundance of great eye creams out there that won’t hurt your budget too much so making a purchase should not pose much of an issue for you.
- Place ice cubes on your eyes. Take a couple of ice cubes from the freezer and place these on your eyes for an instant pick-me-up and hydration prior to using a moisturizer. Try it! This works!
- Go traditional with cucumber or potato slices and tea bags. If you don’t like the ice-cool sensation of ice cubes, you can go traditional by using cucumber slices, potato slices, and tea bags to suck the tiredness and gray pallor away from the skin around your eyes. These three work best when placed in the freezer from 5 to 10 minutes prior to placement around the eyes.
- Instead of coffee, choose chamomile and green tea. Chamomile and Green tea variants are not only soothing, both have anti-oxidant properties that work deep into the skin to promote hydration. After every meal, instead of grabbing coffee, how about fragrant Chamomile or green tea for its skin feeding benefits?
- Drink up to eight glasses of water. Water with lemon slices is absolutely delish and great for skin hydration. An added benefit? You get to lose up to four pounds in two weeks when combined with proper diet and exercise.
- If you feel like crying, do it! It’s crazy but it’s true! Your salty tears are a great natural hydrant for the skin around your eyes. Pop a DVD of a movie that never fails to make you shed tears and then let the tears run down and dry naturally on your face. As long as you don’t wipe your tears with a tissue and unconsciously tugging the skin around your eyes, this should work. However, do not do this every night. The point here is that tears will help hydrate your skin.
- Never miss a daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Often, you don’t get the ideal vitamin and mineral intake on a daily basis from food alone. To make sure your skin is properly hydrated and nourished, help yourself to a daily dose of vitamin and mineral supplements.
A final word of advice, when going out into the sun, wear sunglasses and a hat or carry an umbrella with you so you won’t run the risk of sunburn and UV damage. A positive attitude also helps keep you wrinkle-free for a long time!